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Get Involved

There are many ways to make an impact

How can I get involved? 

Join our mission to create a brighter future. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of children experiencing poverty and youth of color. Whether you volunteer, donate, or participate in our programs, your involvement empowers individuals, promotes equity, and transforms communities. Take action today and be a catalyst for change.

How can I get involved as a 

Parent

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Becoming an engaged parent with Educating Children of Color (ECOC) is a powerful step towards meaningful change. Start at home by fostering conversations about education with your child and attending our insightful workshops. These sessions are tailored to equip you with the tools to support your child's educational journey effectively.

Extend your impact by participating in our annual ECOC Summit, a hub for like-minded parents and professionals. Here, you can connect, learn, and contribute to strategies for educational equity. Take it further by attending Diversity University training, where you can deepen your understanding of inclusion and diversity, crucial for supporting your child's success.

Your involvement reaches beyond your family, making a lasting difference in our community. By volunteering and advocating for change, you're part of a movement that empowers children of color, creating a brighter, more equitable future.

One-On-One Tutoring

Mentor

Why become a mentor?  To foster student's leadership capabilities, confidence, and ability to pursue higher education and career opportunities. 

What does a mentor do? Support and mentor up top 10 students from an array of schools in Colorado Springs.

Generally, our mentors are an intrinsically motivated bunch that want to give back to the community and help bolster their lives and increase the chances of success for young people. Through your involvement, and with our support, students will have the opportunity to grow in a safe setting. Additionally, you can earn up to $1,000 as a token of our appreciation for your dedication and hard work. 

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Our Impact

With the help of the partners, donors, volunteers, and more

we have been reaching new heights as an organization. It is important we practice maximum transparency as we expand our horizons to reach more students, educators, and other professionals across Colorado's education landscape.

 

While it is challenging to measure the actual, intrinsic impact we are making on the lives of our participants, we are proud to report these metrics:

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Major Sponsors in 2023

We pride ourselves in the partnerships we make with corporate entities and foundations across the state. With their help our fight to dismantle the cradle-to-prison pipeline through education becomes more attainable.

$530k

Awarded Scholarship Funds 

Our scholarship fund continues to grow year after year, and, to date, we've granted close to $550,000 in scholarship funds to students who participate in the annual ECOC Summit

1,300+

2023 Summit Participants

Between the 100+ volunteers, 80+ speakers, and 1,142 participants (big and small) our Summit was comprised of close to 1,00 people — learning about our mission and how to accomplish our vision.

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